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March 12, 2004

U.S. Judge Daniel Highlights Black Law Student Association Gala

Wiley Daniel, U.S. District Court judge for the district of Colorado, will be the guest speaker at this year's Black Law Student Association Night of Distinction Gala and ball on Saturday, March 27.

The gala starts at 6 p.m. in the Second Floor Ballroom in the Iowa Memorial Union. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for law school students, or $25 per couple. The cost includes Daniel's address, dinner and a dance. For ticket information, contact Te'iva Johnson at 319-358-1970, or by email at teiva-johnson@uiowa.edu. Dress is semi-formal.

Also at the gala, the BLSA will announce the winners of this year's W. H. Knight Award of Distinction, Alexander G. Clark Jr. and Sr. Community Service Award, the Beulah Wheeler Student Achievement Award and the Alfredo Parrish Alumni Award.

Daniel was appointed to the federal bench in 1995 by President Bill Clinton. Along with his work as a judge, Daniel presently serves on the Judicial Conference's Committee on Judicial Resources and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Federal Judges Association. He is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver and University of Colorado.

Before becoming a federal judge, Daniel practiced law for 24 years with a specialty in commercial and personal injury litigation. He was president of the Colorado Bar Association in 1992-1993, a past officer of other bar associations and has been active in bar and civic organizations throughout his career. Also, he is chair of the board of trustees of Iliff School of Theology in Denver.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.